Performance Lab Roundtable on Alternative Forms of Governance

This roundtable delves into theatre governance, blending original research with Azimuth Theatre’s collaborative approach.

The Lab

Using original research from Dene’Cho Thompson (University of Saskatchewan), Peter Farbridge (Postmarginal), Soni Dasmohapatra and Larrisa Poseluzny (MacEwan University), and informed by the emergent collaborative governance practice of Azimuth Theatre in Edmonton, this roundtable will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of changing governance in theatre.

Pay What You Will

Suggested Donation of $10

What Do You Need To Join?

In Person

  • Your self


In Person

  • ASL Interpretation will be available in person
  • The Rehearsal Hall space at the Timms Centre for the Arts is wheelchair accessible through the main doors on 112 St. by the lobby.

Roundtable Participants

Deneh’Cho Thompson

Deneh’Cho Thompson (he/they) is a director, actor and playwright and displaced and dispossessed member of the Pehdzeh ki Nation. His artistic practice focuses on new play development, and as Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan Deneh’Cho oversees the wîcêhtowin Theatre Program, one of few Indigenous theatre programs at a Canadian university.

Peter Farbridge
Peter Farbridge (he/him) is a theatre actor and creator working on the island of Tiohtià:ke, commonly known as Montreal. After a 30-year career with the Modern Times Stage Company as actor, writer, producer, deviser and translator, he completed an MA in Anthropology and Theatre, and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Concordia University’s Department of Theatre.

Soni Dasmohapatra
Soni Dasmohapatra (she/her) is a consultant and educator who works with individuals, groups, public service institutions and community agencies to facilitate the development of tools that focus on building inclusive platforms that incorporate strategy, design, wellness and art for transformative change.

Larissa Poseluzny

Larissa Poseluzny (she/her) is a practicum student in the Arts and Cultural Management Program, working with Soni on a research project focussed on alternative governance and using this workshop and the development process of this event as resource material.

Andrés Moreno

Andrés Moreno is a proud Colombian artist and creator and an immigrant based out of Treaty 6 who has always loved how sharing stories and lived experiences can heal and connect with the community around you. Their work as a performer has taken them all over the world performing in stages from Whitehorse to Dublin, and their favourite part of being an artist is connecting with other artists and sharing knowledge and lived experiences through collaboration. Most recently, Andrés has been focusing on increasing accountability, reflectivity, and agency through their work with Azimuth Theatre and Theatre Alberta.

Sue Goberdhan

Sue Goberdhan has built a unique, flourishing career as an actor, writer, activist, and administrator. She is an Artistic Producer at Azimuth Theatre, and Administrative Director for Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek. In the 2022-2023 theatre season, she also served as Catalyst Theatre’s Confluence Fellow, where she debuted her new play, CHUMP: a play celebrating her spicy, colourful Indo-Caribbean heritage. Her practice is based on building space for underrepresented artists to share their stories and innovating the shape and function of traditional leadership structures

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